Prevalence of Diagnosed Tourette Syndrome in Persons Aged 6-17 Years -- United States, 2007

Scahill, L.; Bitsko, R. H.; Visser, S. N.; Blumberg, S. J.
June 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/5/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 21, p581
The article discusses a report on the nationwide occurrence of diagnosed Tourette syndrome (TS) in U.S. children and adolescents with ages 6 to 17 years old. Data from the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) indicate that the estimated prevalence with lifetime diagnosis was 3 per 1000 persons. The data also showed a diagnosis of TS was common for boys than girls and twice as likely for non-Hispanic white persons than for Hispanic and non-Hispanic black persons.


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